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About The Eye

Goharik's Story

She has talent, achievements and aspirations and she has lived with Glaucoma since the age of three. But her optimism and her perseverance have never let her down.

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80% OF ALL EYE DISEASE IS PREVENTABLE OR CURABLE

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Stare at One of the Lobster’s Eyes

Faces or Places?

Is the Checkerboard Straight?

Eye Anatomy

The eye is a complex sensory organ specialized for the gathering of visual information and gives us the sense of sight, allowing us to learn more about the world than do any of our other five senses.

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In developing countries, it is believed that 60-80% of children who become blind die within 1-2 years.

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Tsovinar's Story

Wounded and bleeding, Tsovinar left her dying brother in the field where the landmine had exploded. Seeking help, the little girl crawled slowly along the ground, somehow able to reach the iron fence that separated the field from the highroad.

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64% of people in the U.S. use eyeglasses.

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Myth: If you cross your eyes, they will stay that way.

Fact: Contrary to this old adage, your eyes will not stay crossed if you cross them.

Myth: Wearing contacts prevents nearsightedness from getting worse.

Fact: Wearing contact lenses will not permanently correct nearsightedness. Myopia or nearsightedness is usually an inherited condition, and contact lenses can only be expected to improve vision. They cannot prevent nearsightedness from getting worse.

Myth: NEVER sit too close to the TV.

Fact: There is no scientific evidence that sitting too close to the TV is bad for your eyes.

Armenian Textiles

Few, if any, cultures can claim Armenia’s textile history — a continuous and consistent record of fine textile production from the first millennium B.D. to the present. Armenians today are blessed by the diversity and richness of a textile heritage passed on by thirty centuries of diligent practice, a tradition that was nearly destroyed by the 1915 genocide.

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